Friday, July 24, 2015

In Beijing/Pekingissä

Our flight from US was delayed two hours, but since it was a direct flight, we were fine. It did make a long day, though.

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We watched movies, read books, ate, and slept during our almost 14 hour flight.

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Almost there! After immigration, luggage and customs, I got all choked up when I saw a lady holding a sign with my name.

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At Beijing airport we spotted one of many squat potties we were going to encounter.

We were picked up by our Beijing driver (who doesn't speak English, and whose name I can't pronounce), and our guide Linda helped us to get checked into our hotel and brought us all the way to our room. She is great.

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On Friday we met Linda in the lobby at 9:40 am (after some sleep and a breakfast buffet), and she had us run all day:) We saw Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, had a great old Beijing style lunch, and then visited New Day Foster Home. We delivered the goodies, got a tour, and visited with the children, staff and volunteers. What a wonderful place!

We are our own group here, but at the same hotel are three other adoptive families with a different agency, so we've been able to visit a little at breakfast time.

Just a quick recap, we are off to Summer Palace and Great Wall today. Wifi has been very spotty. All is well and we are having a grand time!! Thanks for praying for us!!!


Yritän lisätä suomennuksen myöhemmin, nyt meidän pitää mennä! Mutta kaikki hyvin, mutta netti on surkea, eikä luppoaikaa ole:) Kiitos rukouksista!!

1 comment:

  1. How does little Miss feel about being there? I love seeing the updates and pics!! I'm so excited for you all.